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BOY SCOUT TROOP 33
First Lutheran Church - DeKalb, Illinois

JOINING TROOP 33

The Boy Scout program is open to boys who are 11 through 17 years old.


HOW TO JOIN

If you’ve

(a) turned 11
(b) completed fifth grade, or
(c) earned the Arrow of Light award
  in Cub Scouting,

...then you can become a Boy Scout.

Many of the Scouts in Troop 33 have been members of Cub Packs, but you can join without having ever been a Cub Scouts or Webelos.

Complete a youth application form.

We invite you to get a better sense for Troop 33 by visiting us.

Monday 7:00 p.m.
Basement - Scout room
First Lutheran Church
324 N Third St, DeKalb, IL

(Use alley door by dumpster)


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BASICS ABOUT TROOP 33

ACTIVITIES
Our troop has a non-stop calendar of activities! Almost every weekend there is something for Scouts to do, many are free or low cost events, plus bigger trips for those who are more experienced. Scouts plan our yearly calendar and troop activities.

TROOP MEETINGS
Meetings are held Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of First Lutheran Church. Weekly meetings are where we plan and prepare for our activities. Basement entrance from the alley, door closest to dumpster.

MEMBERSHIP
We average about 35-40 Scouts on our roster. Troop 33 is boy-run and we strive to achieve the three aims of Boy Scouting - growth in moral strength and character, participating citizenship and development of physical, mental and emotional fitness.

ADULT LEADERS
The Program is directed by the Scoutmaster and supported by Assistant Scoutmasters and Troop Committee who volunteer their time for a variety of tasks. Parents are welcome at events and are encouraged to be active.


COSTS

Our annual troop dues are $48.00 which includes
        - Registration
        - Insurance
        - Boys Life magazine
        - Advancement awards

Troop Dues are pro-rated at $4.00/month for boys joining after January.

Dues do not include costs for any outings. Activities are paid for individually. Many are free or minimum cost.

About 75% of our activities are free. A week of summer camp is $290. High Adventure trips vary in cost. Scouts can earn money through our fundraising programs.


FUNDRAISING

We have several fundraisers where Scouts can earn money. Our only product sale is popcorn. Most other fundraisers are food booths conducted at festivals. Many boys earn their way through Scouting by participating in fundraising activities. Fundraising income makes Scouting more affordable for boys willing to work.

FUNDRAISERS

      SALES CAMPAIGN
      We sell Trails End Popcorn

      MEAL EVENTS
      We do some Pancake Breakfasts

      FOOD BOOTHS WE'VE DONE
      We operate a variety of food booths during the year.
      These generate money and provide support for community events.

      WORK PROJECTS
      Boys work on recycling, clean up projects and target setting.


EQUIPMENT

Troop 33 owns tents, cooking equipment, canoes, and a fleet of trailers. Scouts don't need much to get started: a uniform shirt, sleeping bag, eating utensils, and extra clothes.


ADVANCEMENT AWARDS
Boy Scouting provides a series of challenges through the advancement method. Each boy plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. He is rewarded for each achievement, gaining self-confidence, growing in self-reliance, and improving his ability to help others.

ADVANCEMENT RANKS
      - Scout
      - Tenderfoot
      - Second Class
      - First class
      - Star
      - Life
      - Eagle


       

KEY ADULT LEADERS

Chartered Organization Representative - Bob Snow
Committee Chairman - Chad McNett
Scoutmaster - Cliff Golden



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